This program is no longer accepting applications.

Join the next generation of education researchers with the necessary research, leadership, entrepreneurial, and professional skills to increase the quality, accessibility, use, and relevance of education research and to improve reading outcomes for all learners. Focused on the interdisciplinary study of reading, 16 doctoral fellows will be prepared to succeed as education researchers in a variety of contexts, including institutions of higher education, local and state education agencies, and nonprofit research organizations.




Annual funding package (3 year program)

  • $34,000 stipend
  • Up to $12,000 to cover tuition and student health insurance
  • $2,000 Research, Travel, Engagement, and Development Fund

All FIREFLIES Cohorts have been filled.

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IES requires that all fellows be a citizen of the United States or hold permanent resident status. By accepting this fellowship, the fellow affirms that this requirement is met and will provide documentation (e.g., passport).

The contents of this website were developed under a grant from the U.S. Department of Education, R305B200020. However, those contents do not necessarily represent the policy of the U.S. Department of Education, and you should not assume endorsement by the Federal Government. Program Officer, Katina Stapleton.

Student Products

Rachelle does work on dyslexia outside her classwork and research at FCRR. Being dyslexic herself, Rachelle uses her story to advocate for change. Here Rachelle has written a Department of Education blog on disability identity.
January 19, 2022
Rebecca and Keisey are learning how to create infographics. In this example, they provide guidance on selecting and implementing screeners and formative assessments to support adolescent literacy.
May 7, 2021
Cynthia is learning how to create academic posters. In this example, she explores the estimated associations between socioeconomic status and the distribution of intervention responses using the quantile regression approach.
May 7, 2021